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ClearOne Now Shipping CHATAttach 170 for Microsoft Lync Unified Communications
Posted on Tuesday, December 7, 2010

CHATAttach 170 Daisy-Chains to Now Cover Medium to Large Conference Rooms for Enhanced Collaboration

SALT LAKE CITY, Dec. 7, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- ClearOne® (Nasdaq: CLRO), a global communications and entertainment solutions company, today announced the much anticipated CHATAttach™ 170, the hands-free group speakerphone system for larger groups using Microsoft® Lync™ 2010, is available. CHATAttach 170's ability to now cover medium to large conference rooms makes conference calls with Microsoft Lync easy and comfortable. Similar to other products, the CHATAttach 170 is part of ClearOne's growing family of award-winning and market-leading unified communications audio conferencing products for the enterprise.
The CHATAttach 170 enhances collaboration in offices, conference rooms, or anywhere Lync is used. With Lync, the CHATAttach 170 requires no driver installation; users plug it in and all incoming calls ring into the CHATAttach 170. The even distribution of microphones and loudspeakers provided by the CHATAttach 170 system, as well as distributed access to mute and volume controls through each pod, provides the ultimate ease-of-use for larger group conferencing venues.
The CHATAttach 170 consists of two stylish CHAT® 170 pods, two USB cables, power adapter, quick start guide, and the CHATAttach Expansion Kit, which includes a 10 foot Attach cable that daisy-chains the 2 CHAT 170 pods together. Each CHAT 170 pod can also be used separately when a daisy-chain configuration is not needed, making the system extraordinarily versatile. The system connects to laptops or PCs via USB for easy, hands-free audio communication using Microsoft Lync.
Each CHAT 170 pod contains three microphones for 360-degree coverage and incorporates HDConference®, ClearOne's suite of audio technologies which specifically address audio conferencing challenges such as echo, ambient noise, fidelity, level control and microphone priority. The result is a group speakerphone system with crystal-clear audio for fatigue free communication.
"ClearOne offers the highest quality, most complete product line for hands-free unified communications available on the market today," says Larry McCauley, Director, Product Management, Unified Communications Products for ClearOne. "The CHATAttach 170, specifically for Microsoft Lync users, extends the reach of the traditional CHAT 170 to include 6 to 10 audio conferencing participants. Group conferencing participants can now break free from huddling around a small table."